Mike Piercy

Michael Piercy, M.S., CSCS

Owner/Head Performance Coach

Michael came into the fitness industry full time following a career in professional baseball in which he played for three major league organizations (Pittsburgh Pirates, New York Mets, Montreal Expos). During his baseball career Mike had the pleasure of working with and creating programs for many fellow athletes, providing the foundation for a future career in the fitness industry.

Michael is founder/owner of The LAB, and a TRX Master Course Instructor delivering suspension training education programming to elite level Fitness professionals across the nation. Michael was the recipient of the 2013 TRX Overall Instructor of the Year award (F.A.C.E.U.P) for his great attitude, community spirit, and inspirational teaching. He specializes in Performance enhancement for the modern athlete and active adult.

Michael’s goal is to provide high level coaching which provides clients of all levels with the tools to find their inner athlete.  Mike is an expert author/ conference presenter for the IDEA Fitness & Health Association and is also a content contributor for Men’s Health Magazine. He is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) and holds both a Bachelor of Science degree from Kean University and a Master of Science degree in Exercise Science and Performance Enhancement from California University of Pennsylvania. Mike is also the Creator of the Men’s Health RedZone Workout Program.

Education

  • California University of Pennsylvania

    • Master of Science (MS), Exercise Science & Health Promotion,
    • Specialization in Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention
  • KeAn University

    • Bachelor of Science (BS), Exercise Science
    • Bachelor of Science (BS), Marketing

Advanced Level Certifications

  • NSCA – Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) – Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
  • NASM – Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES)
  • NASM – Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES)
  • NASM – Sports Fitness Specialist (SFS)
  • NASM – Weight Loss Specialist (WLS)
  • NASM – Senior Fitness Specialist (SFS)
  • NASM – Mixed Martial Arts Conditioning Specialist (MMACS)
  • NASM – Women’s Fitness Specialist (WFS)
  • NASM – Sharecare Certified Coach
  • American Council on Exercise (ACE) – Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
  • American Council on Exercise (ACE) – Certified Health Coach (CHC)
  • American Council on Exercise (ACE) – Sports Conditioning Specialist (SC)
  • TRX Qualified/Certified Trainer – All Formats
  • Functional Movement Screen (FMS) Certified
  • Precision Nutrition Certified Coach – Level 2 (Pn2)
  • NASE – Certified Specialist in Speed & Explosion for Sports Competition (CSSE)
  • USA Weightlifting-Sports Performance Coach (USAW-L1)
  • Dynamic Variable Resistance Training (DVRT) Certified Coach
  • Training For Warriors (TFW) Certified Coach – Level 2
  • Crossfit Certified Coach
  • Power Plate Certified Instructor
  • KBC-Certified Kettlebell Instructor
  • Certified Metabolic Training Specialist
  • Ignite 360 Certified Instructor & Evaluator
  • International Tennis Performance Association (ITPA) – Tennis Performance Trainer (TPT)
  • International Youth Conditioning Association (IYCA) – Certified Speed & Agility Specialist (CSAS)
  • International Youth Conditioning Association (IYCA) – High School Strength & Conditioning Specialist (HSSCS)
  • Vipr (Fitpro) – Vipr PT Certified Coach
  • Bioforce Certified Conditioning Coach

Notable Achievements

  • Member, Under Armour Training Team
  • Member, Cytosport Elite Team
  • TRX Master Course Instructor
  • Fitness Adviser/Expert, Men’s Health Magazine/ Men’s Health.com
  • International Fitness Presenter
  • TRX 2013 F.A.C.E.U.P. Overall Instructor of the Year Award Recipient
  • Member of TRX Training Programming Team
  • Member, Development Team for TRX Functional Training course (FTC)
  • IDEA Health and Fitness Association – Expert/Author/Presenter
  • Featured in Men’s Health Magazine’s MH 60 Day Transformation DVD Series
  • Performance Coach to elite level athletes from the MLB, NBA, and NFL
  • Pittsburgh Pirates Draft Pick – 1999 MLB Draft (23rd Round)
  • Performance Enhancement/Strength & Conditioning Adviser – Kean University Baseball Program
  • Special Senior Adviser (Fitness)-West Caldwell Mayor’s Office
  • Created and developed the Men’s Health Red Zone Workout Program